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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The 4-5s through 7-8s were treated to a classical music recital this past Wednesday. Two superb musicians—Evan Drachman, cello and Doris Stevenson, piano—performed pieces by Brahms and Chopin for our youngest students. The children were enthralled by the beautiful music and afterwards asked thoughtful questions of the performers, including “How old is your cello?” (293 years old!) and “How long have you been playing music together?” (About forty years ago, when Evan was a child, Doris was his... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Changing the System: Marching Toward Justice - 2019 March Route Manhattan Country School’s 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March will take place January 21st, 2019, 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March is a tradition at Manhattan Country School that demonstrates the passion and leadership of its students and the school’s commitment to achieving Dr. King’s dream of unity, peace and equity. View archived march publications and speeches here. On ... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Thank you for your extraordinary generosity in support of the mission and program of Manhattan Country School in 2018.  Your gifts, volunteerism and passionate commitment are appreciated and valued at this critical time of transition and growth. Wishing you and your family a peaceful and happy holiday season!  
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The students in the 7th and 8th grade spent the beginning of the year exploring and discussing possible activism topics. The Activism Elective narrowed the options down to four and created presentations for the rest of the group. Those four options were: habitat destruction, the immigration crisis, police brutality, and sexual harassment. Students voted first for two topics to explore further which were habitat destruction and the immigration crisis. They then went home and discussed with their... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Manhattan Country School alumni and former parents are invited to attend the Alumni Families Breakfast & Tour on Friday, December 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tour our home at 150 West 85th Street Meet the students and teachers who fill MCS classrooms today See how MCS has changed (and stayed the same) over more than half a century Catch up with fellow alumni, former parents and staff A complimentary breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. Tours of the building will begin at 9:45 a.... Read More
Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2018
From the MCS Kitchen to your home, Amanda and the Afterschool Baking Club present Blondies! Blondies   2 sticks soft butter ½ cup white sugar 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 8-9” square pan (for fewer thick blondies)  or a 9” x 13” pan (for more thinner blondies) and dust lightly with flour to coat the bottom and sides. In a... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018
Cynthia Rogers has worked as the Manhattan Country School High School Placement Director for over 11 years. As the head of the MCS Exmissions Department, Cynthia takes the utmost care, detail and diligence into placing graduating eighth-grade students into one of their top three choices for high school. Beginning in the spring of seventh grade while progressing into the fall and early spring semester of eighth grade, Cynthia introduces MCS seniors and their families into the process of... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018
Shadena Sivad, a beloved MCS Afterschool teacher and renown poetry slam instructor, has competed against aspiring musicians, singers, dancers and comedians to earn a 2nd place win at the legendary Apollo Amateur Night! Shadena performed an original spoken word piece from her collection and celebrated her birthday on the same day. The Manhattan Country School community congratulates Shadena on her win, and we wish her a happy belated birthday as well. Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018
Interactive learning through singing and music is a vibrant element in Manhattan Country School’s curriculum and school culture. On any given day you will find music present in our hallways, classrooms, assemblies, during Afterschool classes and even on the MCS Farm where students learn about the regional musical traditions. Children of all ages express themselves through music which has lifelong benefits. MCS cultivates a tradition of singing, songwriting and music as a vital component of our... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The Manhattan Country School community gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving and all that we are thankful for. On Tuesday, students, faculty and staff enjoyed a Thanksgiving Sharing & Lunch prepared by the MCS Kitchen. Classes in the Lower School and Upper School spent time with each other as Reading Buddies, playing games, sharing stories, visiting the park and sharing desserts. On Wednesday, students, faculty, staff and families came together for our annual Thanksgiving Assembly. Pictures... Read More

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